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court of the Padshah at Nislahar (Naushahar, ? new city),
where he presented himself before the Padshah, who, compli-
menting him on his success, granted him the talukas of
Simakfixu, >§iddhapuram, Dupadu and Kambham &&jaglr and
the right to collect manne-kavali-rusum at the rate of 2 varahas
per 100 varahas of tax (Sistu) payable by each village in the
DeSa (?) and other small dues (?) ; Manne Pallayya and Papa
Nayadu were given a few villages and ordered to serve their
master, Sayappa Nayadu, faithfully.
Although a large part of the country was under Muham-
madan rule, Venkatadevarayalu of the family of JLraviti
Tirumaladevarayalu, who was related to the family of
Krgnadevaraya, was administering certain portions of the
country. There is an inscription on a stone in front of the
Cennakesava temple built by Sayapa Nayani Venkatadri.
Language: Sanskrit in Telugu—verse and prose,
Date: Saka 1536, 5.nanda (Rasa-rama-bfi$a-$a§t), 5.sadha,
Sitapaksa (bright half), Visnu divase i.e. Ekadasi, Thursday
(Thursday, the 7th July, A.D. 1614).
King : Venkatadevaraya, ruling at Grhanagiri.
Donor: Gangapa Nayaka, of the Madala-^o^ra, son of
Venkatadri, ruler of fengixi-mandala and grandson of Sayappa
Donee: God Cennakesava.
Gift: Villages of Giarrapusala, Oennarayanipalle, Garla-
dinne and Katarivanipalle for providing daily worship and
Remarks: The villages granted are stated to be in the
fertile Dupadu-slma lying east of the Smaila,which was acquired
and ruled by the donor's ancestors by their valour {madvam§a-
vaibhava santata paripalitd).
Kaifiyai 9ftK* &yap<u8ni Chiefs : Mac. Mtf. 15-3-14, pp, 3-1L